Although free of Colonial rule, the West Indian gem Barbados treasures its British Empire heritage, and the friendly locals speak with a British accent, dress for dinner, take afternoon tea and passionately follow the national sport of cricket. Find cheap flights to Barbados on Expedia.com and get started on planning the tropical escape of your dreams with a look at our deals on hotels in Barbados.
Find the famous nightspots, roam historic plantations, or swim through crystal seas; there’s so much to do on Barbados and so many incredible Barbados resorts. Couples and families can find some of the most luxurious resorts in the West Indies on this captivating island, from top celebrity hideaways to spectacular beachfront enclaves and fun-filled Barbados family resorts. Whatever your vacation style, you’ll find it among the best resorts in Barbados. Find amazing offers on Expedia.com for all-inclusive resorts in Barbados, boutique properties, and friendly bed-and-breakfasts. Stay where the action is or escape to a secluded seaside inn for the perfect honeymoon.Best Time to Go
Time your stay to coincide with some of the island’s colorful festivals, with tasty traditional chow, native crafts, concerts, and parades. Book Barbados resorts in mid-February for the Holetown Festival’s week of street fairs and music, or head to April’s Oistins Fish Festival, an extravaganza of boat races, food stalls, dancing, and road races. The island-wide Crop Over Festival lights up streets and beaches with fairs, calypso competitions, and concerts, culminating in the wild parades and parties of Kadooment Day. Other popular annual events, including the Barbados Jazz Festival, the Reggae Festival, and Gospel Fest, draw headliners from around the world.Things to Do
With an endless stretch of pink and white sand beaches, there’s more than enough to do, even if you never leave the shore. Underwater visibility of close to 100 feet means Barbados is pure paradise for snorkelers and divers, offering dramatic corals, bountiful tropical fish, and tons of hawksbill turtles.
History lovers can feel the past come alive in 18th and 19th century homes, plantations, and churches. Step into the colonial days at the grand Sunbury Plantation House, roam a former military prison at the Barbados Museum, or explore magnificent Jacobean St. Nicholas Abbey. For a taste of the island’s spicy past, tour the Mount Gay Rum Factory, or head underground for an astonishing tour of limestone caverns and subterranean waterfalls.
Take a break from all that horseback riding, surfing, shopping, and dining with an afternoon’s escape to Andromeda Botanical Gardens or Farley Hill National Park, home to a ruined mansion and breathtaking island views. Superb seafood is everywhere, from linen-and-crystal destination restaurants to seaside cafés.Amazing Amenities at Barbados Resorts
The best resorts in Barbados offer a stellar slate of holiday amenities. Browse the incredible offerings at Expedia.com and find Barbados luxury resorts that make all your tropical dreams come true. In-room delights include private balconies and patios, spectacular ocean views, and private plunge pools.
Enjoy superb on-site recreational amenities, from complimentary bikes and boogie boards to yachts and dive schools. Parasail, surf, scuba dive, or just daydream in the sun. Coral sand beaches, wedding venues, spa services, and incredible restaurants enhance the perfect tropical vacation. At the end of a blissful day, enjoy the brilliant sunset from your private patio, dine alfresco amid dramatic cliff-top views, and dance under the moonlight at posh rooftop bars.Pink Sand Beaches and Translucent Turquoise Seas
Lying between the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic, this elegant island offers a beautifully varied landscape, perfect for swimming, hiking, cycling, and climbing. Head to the popular low-lying west coast where fragrant Caribbean breezes wash over celebrity-studded beaches and glittering waters alive with brilliant tropical fish. If you're looking for a bit more seclusion, take a ride to the ruggedly beautiful east coast and hike the dramatic cliffs and windswept beaches of the wild Atlantic shoreline. Though it may be hard to leave those postcard-perfect beaches, it’s well worth taking a drive, hike, or tour through the lush interior, exploring such scenic parishes as St. Thomas and St. George. Start your adventure today and check out the incredible deals on Barbados luxury resorts, inns, and hotels on Expedia.com and find a Caribbean escape custom-made for your family and budget.